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GLOBAL UMMAH SOLIDARITY
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THE AMAZING TALIBAN VICTORY IN AFGHANISTAN AGAINST THE USA ALLIANCE AND IT'S PROXY GOVERNMENT HAS GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE.  THERE IS A NEED FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD TO LOOK AT ITSELF IN THE MIRROR. THE EVENTS OF 9/11 AND THE RUTHLESS CRUEL INVASION BY OPPRESSORS HAS SEEN COMPLICITY BY THE UMMAH. 

THIS ENTIRE PERIOD NEEDS REFLECTION AND REVISION. AS IT RAISES FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ON ALLEGIANCE, LOYALTY AND BETRAYAL OF FAITH AND SUBSERVIENCE TO NON MUSLIM POWERS AND AGENDAS. THE UMMAH NEEDS  TO REFLECT ON ITS ATTITUDE AND POLICIES TOWARDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ISLAMIC EMIRATE. THERE  IS A NEED TO SHOW ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY WITH  THE NEW GOVERNMENT WHICH IS SEEKING TO ESTABLISH GOVERNANCE ACCORDING TO THE SHARIAH.  

THE UMMAH MUST NOT COLLUDE WITH ANY ATTEMPTS TO WITHDRAW RECOGNITION TO THE ISLAMIC EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT FOR AND DIED TO DEFEND THEIR FAITH AND HOMELAND AGAINST GLOBAL IMPERIALISM. ALL THE ODDS WERE STACKED AGAINST THEM YET THEY WERE VICTORIOUS. THEIR  VICTORY AGAINST AN OPPRESSIVE  SUPERPOWER CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED BY DIVINE SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAUSE.  IT IS VITAL THAT THE UMMAH SUPPORTS AND WORKS WITH THE NEW GOVERNMENT AND ASSISTS IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN.



ISLAMIC REVOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN AND MUSLIM UMMAH 
Orya Maqbool Jan




THE BIGGEST EVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY AFTER 834 YEARS 
Orya Maqbool Jan




TALIBAN’s TRIUMPH : 
A GEOPOLITICAL EARTHQUAKE 
https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articl...earthquake

Has Afghanistan, the proverbial graveyard of empires, buried the US empire and its hopes for global domination? The geopolitical earthquake of the US defeat in Afghanistan has sent shockwaves across the entire Eurasian supercontinent, the “World Island” home to the majority of Earth’s population and resources, crushing US aspirations beneath the rubble of its doomed nation-building project.


British geopolitical theorist Sir Halford John Mackinder famously coined the equation: 

“Who rules Eastern Europe commands the Heartland. Who rules the Heartland commands the World Island. Who rules the World Island commands the world.” But today, the economic rise of East Asia has moved the center of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s “Grand Chessboard” eastward, from Eastern Europe in Mackinder’s time to Central Asia in general and Afghanistan in particular. By losing its Afghan gambit for control of the center of the Grand Chessboard, the US (Anglo-Zionist) Empire appears to have lost today’s equivalent of the 19th century Great Game.



The 2021 US defeat in Afghanistan bears many resemblances to the 1989 Soviet defeat. In both cases, globe-straddling empires with vastly superior military, economic, and technological resources were roundly defeated by grotesquely outgunned Afghan guerrillas. In both cases, the invading and occupying empire attempted to impose its dominant ideology—communism for the USSR, neoliberal capitalism for the US—and was routed by Afghans flying the banner of Islam. Both empires wasted colossal sums of money in their doomed efforts to subdue Afghanistan, bankrupting themselves in the process. Both empires’ illusory strength was unmasked and debunked by their misadventures in Afghanistan, as their defeats revealed underlying ideological, cultural, economic, and military weaknesses. Perhaps most importantly, both empires, in their respective Afghan debacles, suffered incalculable losses of morale, paving the way for imperial collapse.



Ordinary Americans, and the politicians they elect, have only a vague idea of what was at stake in Afghanistan. They were brainwashed by media propaganda portraying the US crusade in Afghanistan as retribution for the “terrorist attack” of September 11, 2001. In reality, 9/11 was a false flag inside job by neoconservatives, and the US war on Afghanistan was about geopolitics and money, not anti-terrorism or revenge. And while the Afghan war succeeded in making colossal sums of money for various corrupt individuals and entities, notably the drug dealers of the military-industrial-intelligence complex, it was a financial disaster on the macro level, as well as a geopolitical blunder of the first magnitude.



The US invaders had hoped to plunder Afghanistan’s rich array of natural resources—not just opium, but also trillions of dollars worth of mineral deposits, including iron, copper, lithium, rare earth elements, cobalt, bauxite, mercury, uranium and chromium. And they had hoped to build and control a TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) natural gas pipeline. Indeed, TAPI pipeline plans were probably the single most important factor in the US decision to invade Afghanistan, which was taken in July, 2001, after the Taliban refused to award the pipeline contract to the US/CIA candidate, Unocal, instead offering it to the Argentinian company Bridas.



Thanks to its humiliation by the Taliban, the US will be only a marginal player in efforts to exploit the mineral and energy resources of Central Asia, as well as plans for a New Silk Road trade corridor uniting the Eurasian supercontinent. The development of Central Asia will be primarily driven by the biggest nearby economic power, China. For that reason, geopolitical analyst Alfred McCoy has argued that China will be the primary beneficiary of the US defeat in Afghanistan. 



McCoy writes:

“With a trillion dollars invested in Eurasia and another trillion in Africa, China is engaged in nothing less than history's largest infrastructure project. It's crisscrossing those three continents with rails and pipelines, building naval bases around the southern rim of Asia, and ringing the whole tricontinental world island with a string of 40 major commercial ports.

Such a geopolitical strategy has become Beijing’s battering ram to crack open Washington’s control over Eurasia and thereby challenge what’s left of its global hegemony. America’s unequalled military air and sea armadas still allow it rapid movement above and around those continents, as the mass evacuation from Kabul showed so forcefully. But the slow, inch-by-inch advance of China’s land-based, steel-ribbed infrastructure across the deserts, plains, and mountains of that world island represents a far more fundamental form of future control.”

The rise of China as the future leading power of the Eurasian-African world island has important implications for Islam and for the world’s Muslim nations and peoples. Afghanistan, along with Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and other nations of the Muslim East will inevitably be drawn into a Chinese-centric economic orbit. Will Muslims eventually be invaded, occupied, and physically and ideologically colonized by non-Muslim Chinese? Does the fate of the Uighurs, who are certainly being oppressed on account of their religion (though probably not as horrifically as Western propaganda suggests) await other Muslim peoples of Central and East Asia?



While Muslims will undoubtedly jostle with China and other countries over money and power, it seems unlikely that China will colonize and subjugate the Muslim world the way the Euro-Americans and Zionists did. The Uighurs, nationalists living on the edge of China, are an exception. Historically, China, unlike Europe, has not shown a penchant for invading and colonizing far-flung lands. And despite its official Marxism, China’s real ideology is a kind of collectivist nationalism very much in line with its Confucian roots. Lacking a universalizing ideology, China—unlike Euro-America with its Christian and post-Christian “civilizing missions”—lacks the desire to force its culture on other peoples. In stark contrast with the Christians, who wanted everyone to be Christian, and the (European) communists, who wanted everyone to be communist, and the neoliberal secular humanists, who want everyone to be a neoliberal secular humanist, the Chinese know full well that not everyone is Chinese, and they are okay with that.



The stark difference between the Western secular humanist imperialists and the Chinese pragmatists is on full display in Iran, where the West has been at war with the Islamic Republic, and dedicated to eliminating it, since 1979. Western secular humanists, and their Christian and/or Zionist fellow travelers, cannot abide Iran’s experiment in Islamic governance, because its success threatens their mythical delusion that the whole world is fated to become like the West. The Chinese, for their part, have no interest in imposing vaguely communist Confucianism on Iran. So, while the West unleashes endless terrorist attacks on Iran and its regional allies, China has signed a 25 year $400 billion agreement aimed at developing Iran’s infrastructure in exchange for discounted oil. Unlike the West, China is perfectly happy to let Iran continue its successful Islamic Republican experiment.

The other factor in the West’s war on Islamic Iran—Zionism—is likewise a non-factor in Islam-China relations. The West, its ruling elites top-heavy with Zionist billionaires, is fanatically dedicated to maintaining and expanding the Zionist entity occupying and genociding Palestine. China, while pragmatically cultivating ties with the Zionists when it serves Chinese interests, has no ideological commitment to Zionism. When the Zionist entity finally implodes, an inevitability in a post-Western world, the Chinese—who suffered horrifically under Western imperialism and consequently empathize with the Palestinians—will shed no tears.

The end of the five-century era dominated by Western and most recently US imperialism will free Muslims to be ourselves. Rather than endlessly reacting against the never-ending onslaught of imperialist-colonialist aggression, we will finally get the breathing space to figure out what kind of (Islamic) governing structures we want to live under. The post-American, post-US-defeat-in-Afghanistan world will open the door for the second stage of the Islamic Awakening, whose first stage grew out of Islamic Iran’s and Afghanistan’s victories against the world’s two biggest empires of 1979.




AFTER THE SHOOTING WAR, OTHER FORMS OF WARFARE AGAINST THE TALIBAN CONTINUE 
Zia Sarhadi


https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articl...n-continue




The US and its allies can no longer deny the fact that they were militarily defeated and driven out of Afghanistan after 20 years of blood-letting. With US-NATO combat troops fleeing Kabul airport on August 30, the shooting war has formally ended. Other forms of warfare against the Taliban, however, continue. 

These include a vicious propaganda campaign as well as economic warfare. Both are designed to delegitimize and undermine Taliban rule. The propaganda war has focused on several narratives: the impending ‘civil war’, alleged ‘execution’ of opponents and concern for ‘women’s rights’ including education. Concern for women’s rights is used as a hot button issue to appeal to Western feminists to draw them into the imperialists’ on-going war on Muslims, including Afghanistan.


On the economic front, the US has frozen nearly $9.5 billion of Afghanistan’s foreign exchange reserves in US banks. The World Bank and IMF have followed suit. They are withholding hundreds of millions of dollars of aid money that was earmarked to assist Afghan civilians, all because the Taliban are now in power.


While withholding funds, Western media outlets have carried reports of long line-ups outside banks in Kabul to withdraw cash. The. Taliban have imposed a $200 withdrawal limit. Hundreds of thousands of people including policemen, civil servants and other state employees have not been paid salaries. But the Taliban did not create this problem. Salaries have not been paid for the past six months when the US-installed puppet regime was in power.

At the UN-sponsored donors’ conference in Geneva on September 13, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his opening remarks that after two decades of war and suffering, Afghans are facing “perhaps their most perilous hour.” While it was announced that donors had pledged $1 billion in aid, the UN chief said it was impossible to say how much of it was promised in response to an emergency UN appeal for $606 million to meet the most pressing needs of the Afghan people.


“The people of Afghanistan are facing the collapse of an entire country—all at once,” he said. Guterres also warned that food supplies could run out by the end of September. The World Food Programme, meanwhile said 14 million people were on the brink of starvation in Afghanistan.


Are the Taliban at fault for the looming humanitarian disaster? The country has faced a draught for more than a year and the pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. Western regimes are only adding to it. If they really care for the Afghan people, they should immediately unfreeze all the assets and let the Taliban deal with the crisis.


Instead, anti-Taliban propaganda has gone into high gear. Even the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, otherwise known for her fairness, has joined this campaign. In her address to the UN conference, she alleged that the Taliban were ordering women to stay at home, blocking teenage girls from school and holding house-to-house searches for former foes.


It is not clear what is the source of this information. The reality on the ground is different. Girls’ schools remain open in Afghanistan. And only a day earlier (September 12), the Minister of Higher Education in the Taliban interim government, Abdul Baqi Haqqani had announced at a press conference in Kabul that women can continue to study in universities. This included studies at the post-graduate level. He stipulated two conditions: classrooms will be gender-segregated and women must cover themselves properly.


True, the Taliban may not measure up to the West’s standards of liberalism but are such standards universal and must they be imposed on others, whether they like them or not? Is the purpose to ensure girls’ education or the imposition of Western norms?  As for Ms. Bachelet’s allegation that the Taliban were “holding house-to-house searches” for foes, it is only partly true. The Taliban have gone house-to-house, not searching for foes but to assure people that there will be no revenge against those who collaborated with the occupiers. They can return to work and if anyone faced problems, where to get help. This hardly sounds like seeking revenge.


Some commentators have pounced on what Taliban spokesman Syed Zekrullah Hashmi said on TOLO News. “Women should give birth and raise children,” he said. He clarified that the Taliban have not ruled out participation of women in government but added, “It’s not necessary that women be in the cabinet.”  This may be a very conservative view but the government has not instituted it as state policy. Even before the Taliban regained power, while universities were co-ed, the vast majority of female students wore headscarves in line with religious, personal and cultural preferences. In elementary and high schools, boys and girls were taught separately.


On September 11, a large group of women students in black robes that covered them completely, held a rally in Kabul in support of the rules on dress code and separate classrooms. They also said that Afghan women who have fled to Western countries have no right to speak on their behalf. University classrooms are divided by curtains. These have been witnessed in many places in Kabul since the Taliban’s assumption of power. While the defeated Western regimes are demonizing the Taliban, China, Pakistan and Iran have been sending aid. Pakistan has already sent supplies of cooking oil and medicine. PIA resumed commercial flights into Kabul on September 13. Thousands of Afghans have also used the land border to enter Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the UN conference: “Past mistakes must not be repeated. The Afghan people must not be abandoned,” he said. Before the UN conference was convened, China had announced it would send $31 million worth of food and health supplies to the war-wracked country. Afghanistan’s Western neighbour Iran dispatched an air cargo of humanitarian aid.
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